Druzhok is part of the Andreev household in the Amur region of Russia. He’s a likable but obstinate 4-year-old mutt. His owner Elena says…

If he wants to run around, no chain will stop him. He will break it and run away. And when he’s had enough he comes and shows his neck like he’s saying, “Leash me, I’m ready.”

“Druzhok” means “Little Friend,” and this past summer he proved that he’ll run away if he pleases, but also that he lives up to his name.

In August, the Andreevs and 100,000 others in their area had to be evacuated because of flooding. Of course, they took Druzhok with them. They went to stay with some friends who were not affected by the floods. These friends lived in a small apartment, so Druzhok stayed outside. But he was used to living outside, so this wasn’t really strange or problematic for him.

For a couple nights he slept under the Andreevs’ car, guarding it and waiting like everyone else for the flooding to go down and life to go back to normal. But then on the third morning he was gone.

They couldn’t find him anywhere until they finally took a boat back to their house. There they found him staying out of the water by standing on the top step of the stoop.

Finding out he was the Andreevs’ dog, rescuers in the area told them that he wouldn’t allow them into the house and he that he refused to be taken to safety.

Elana Andreev tearfully described the situation…

It’s deep here. He couldn’t run, he had to swim. The dog stood on the top step of the porch in the cold water all night.

We sailed into the yard and saw him. He was standing there and trembling, and wouldn’t move away from his place. But when he saw us he was so happy. We took him into the boat and he rushed to lick us. We all were so happy.

Responses to " Dog rescued from flood returns to guard his master’s house despite the risk of drowning (Photos)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    that's a "true friend"

  2. Anonymous says:

    You have to admire his loyalty and stamina. You are blessed to have a dog like him.

  3. Anonymous says:

    this one of the best flims ive seen in a while . and it goes to show how love is between best of friends and family . its so deep in they heart for life .im so glad that all you all are ok and safe as well amen

  4. Unknown says:

    Pets are so loving and loyal,how can people be so cruel to them, this proves love and loyalty!!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    That is what a true companion is to his family! What a great story and outcome. Welcome home buddy and to his family. May you be blessed with love the Christmas season!!!

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